Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The beginning...

And so it begins...
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The day after we returned from our Universal family trip to Florida, the headlines told us it was a good time to be back home...
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It didn't take long for them to close their gates...
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Stocking up after being gone proved to be a little difficult, and it's a good thing we didn't need any toilet paper or paper towels! Stores are sold out everywhere!
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We did manage to grab one of the last pick up times at Walmart though, so I didn't even have to go in and go shopping...
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There are so many crazy news stories out there these days, and I found this one particularly ironic...
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We've watched as travel began shutting down, the market started to tank, and all sports began suspending their seasons... and famous people started coming down with the virus!
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We even started to see hospitals recommending people NOT coming in, but calling their "virtual urgent care" lines to be "seen" for non-emergencies. We would even see in the coming weeks "drive-thru" testing sites, and pop-up hospital tents everywhere to accommodate the increased need for patient beds.
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It has been recommended that we not go out more than is necessary, and when we finally do go out to stock up, there's not much left to find... apparently, everyone thinks toilet paper will get them through this crisis?!?!?!
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Every once in a while though, you hit the jackpot, and a delivery has just been made! This day, I scored 2 bottles of Lysol and a package of toilet paper for my neighbor... It felt like winning the lottery!
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My Venmo account was flooded with people reimbursing others for TP and beer!
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We watched the websites and the news as things started shutting down, and wondered if and when our schools would be affected...
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And then it came... 
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With the decision on school cancellations made, we began seeing all of the rules beginning about social distancing. This is one of the first images I found (and there will be A LOT more to come...), and it hit home for me. It is our job and our responsibility as human beings living together on this planet to do what we can to help each other... We need to look out for each other, and just one person CAN make a difference!  So for right now, that means we need to stay away... So stay away, we will... But you are all still in our thoughts and prayers every day!
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